[Tweeters] Fwd: WDFW News Release: WDFW seeks advisors for council on endangered species and wildlife diversity

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Mon May 6 16:51:21 PDT 2019

Please see the notice below. The Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council (WDAC) needs members dedicated to working with non-game wildlife. It’s one of the few WDFW advisory councils associated with species that aren’t hunted or fished - that’s 94% of the species in Washington state.

If you’re interested in supporting this effort, I urge you to apply for the WDAC.

Thanks, and may all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
Chair, Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council

The Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council (WDAC) advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on keeping common species common and recovering threatened, endangered, or sensitive species. The council also recommends approaches for developing and maintaining the social, political, and financial support necessary to conserve wildlife species diversity in Washington.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 6, 2019
Contacts: Taylor Cotten, 360-902-2505; Jason Wettstein 360-902-2254

WDFW seeks advisors for council on endangered species and wildlife diversity

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking applicants for positions on its Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council, which provides management recommendations to the department on endangered, threatened and nongame animals ranging from butterflies to killer whales.

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind will appoint members to the advisory council based on their interest in wildlife and their ability to communicate their perspectives to the department and a broader group of stakeholders.

Nominations must be received by June 20, 2019, to receive consideration.

To ensure the council represents a diversity of views, WDFW especially encourages applications from those who can represent eastern Washington, academia, agricultural and timber industries, hunting and fishing groups, and conservation organizations. Those with experience in communications, social science, and natural resource economics are also encouraged to apply.

Nominees do not have to be affiliated with an organized group to receive consideration. Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

* Nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
* Explanation of interest and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group.
* Nominee’s effectiveness in communication.
* Name and contact information of any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations should be submitted to Taylor Cotten, Acting Wildlife Diversity Division Manager, by email atTaylor.Cotten at dfw.wa.gov<mailto:Taylor.Cotten at dfw.wa.gov> or by postal mail at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Wildlife advisory council members will serve three-year terms, and should be available for advisory council meetings beginning as early as September. The council holds at least two one-day meetings a year. Sub-committees on specific topics hold conference calls and meetings as needed throughout the year.

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. The agency is currently working to implement State Wildlife Action Plans to conserve and protect 268 species of greatest conservation need.

Council members, upon request, will be reimbursed by WDFW for travel expenses to attend meetings.

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